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Latest reports from Yemen

YEMEN: Polio cases rise in advance of vaccine drive

SANAA, 22 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The number of confirmed polio cases in Yemen has risen following the discovery of a fresh case in February, say health experts.Full report

YEMEN: Women’s groups praise move to qualify women judges

SANAA, 21 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Yemeni women’s groups have praised a recent government decision to begin qualifying females to become judges. Full report

YEMEN: Human rights group demand release of prisoners

SANAA, 21 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Human rights groups in Yemen demanded on Tuesday that all detainees of a conflict in northern Yemen be released without exception, in accordance to a presidential pardon issued in September 2005.Full report

YEMEN: Local businesswomen face obstacles, study finds

SANAA, 16 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Yemeni businesswomen have difficulties asserting themselves in the male-dominated public sphere, according to a study published last week by a leading academic.Full report

YEMEN: Second woman declares intention to make bid for presidency

SANA, 15 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - A second woman confirmed on Monday that she will run for the country's highest political office in elections scheduled to be held in September.Full report

YEMEN: Concerns mount following beating of journalist

SANA, 14 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) has said that it is increasingly worried about local press freedoms after a journalist writing for an opposition newspaper was beaten up by unknown assailants.Full report

YEMEN: Government concerned over maritime piracy

SANA, 12 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Continued piracy in the Gulf of Aden and in the Arabian Sea is threatening Yemen’s fishing industry, said a high ranking official.Full report

YEMEN: Women call for a 30-percent quota in upcoming elections

SANA, 8 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Wrapping up on the eve of International Women's Day on Tuesday, participants at a conference in Sana urged that 30 percent of the contested seats in upcoming local elections be reserved for women.Full report

YEMEN: Government calls for help curtailing human smuggling

SANA, 2 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The government has called on the international community to help stop smugglers from bringing Somali and Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers, often under hazardous sea conditions, into Yemen, an official said on Wednesday.Full report

YEMEN: Appeal for more aid for flood victims

SANA, 26 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - More aid is needed for people displaced by floods in the southwest of Yemen, government officials have said.Full report


Year in Brief and Review Yemen

YEMEN: Year in Brief 2005 - A chronology of democratic developments

YEMEN: Year in Review 2005 - Democratic developments

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Yemen

YEMEN: Fears over increasing child trafficking

YEMEN: Despite progress, malaria remains a serious threat

YEMEN: Eradicating FGM will be a slow process, experts say

YEMEN: Akhdam people suffer history of discrimination

YEMEN: Food incentives for girl education


IRAQ: Briefing paper on food security

IRAQ: Briefing paper on power

IRAQ: Briefing paper on water and sanitation

IRAQ: Briefing paper on Education

IRAQ: Briefing paper on health

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